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Ilex laevigata

Ilex laevigata (Pursh) A. Gray

Smooth winterberry

Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: illa

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Autumn Foliage: yes
Fruit: Red, scarlet

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: CT , DC , DE , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , VA
Native Habitat: wooded swamps, mostly at low altitude

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Organic, Clay, Loam, Sandy

Benefit

Attracts: Birds

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Shrubs for playground barrier hedge in Darien CT
December 07, 2009
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Additional resources

USDA: Find Ilex laevigata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ilex laevigata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ilex laevigata

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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